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BA police: Think twice before accusing drivers of faking handicaps to use designated spaces

by: Katie Higgins Updated:

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BROKEN ARROW, Okla. - Quick facts:

  • BA police say they've been getting calls about harassing the disabled.
  • They say think twice before assuming someone is faking a disability to use a designated space.
  • They say people should avoid confronting drivers they think are faking.

 

Broken Arrow police say they’ve been getting calls about people harassing the disabled.

They say people are targeting drivers with handicap tags, because they think they’re faking. Police say that’s not the case.

Officers say they have received at least seven calls from people who suspect fakers in the last two weeks, and some of those are going as far as confronting the driver.



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They say people with concerns should just call police, because they don’t always know what’s going on.

The law says a disabled person can use a placard if they are the driver or the passenger, and police say disabilities come in all shapes and sizes, so residents should think twice before accusing.

Drivers without a handicap tag found parking in handicap-designated spots will still receive tickets.


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